Kelsey Clayman

  • 2019 Global Practica Student
  • Young Professionals Board Member

Kelsey Clayman is a second-year medical student at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. She was previously Program Coordinator for the Global Mental Health Program. Kelsey earned her BA in Neurobiology from Harvard University, where she researched brain cancer genetics at Harvard Medical School. During her undergraduate years, she also worked on novel neuroimaging techniques at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Following graduation, she began work at the University of Chicago studying predictive and preventive factors for alcohol dependence. Her current research interests include the intersection of neurobiology and mental health on a local and global scale, utilizing scientific discovery to understand, inform, and reduce the stigma of mental illness worldwide. As a Global Practica student in Summer 2019, Kelsey worked with GMHP in the United Kingdom on a study analyzing how individuals with lived experience of eating disorders define and describe their recovery, as well as with Dr. Judith Rodin on a project concerning building individual resilience in efforts to enhance and transform leadership abilities.

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